About Us

About Riverside Adventure

For over 25 years Riverside Adventures has provided British Columbia’s premier rafting experience. Being a family owned and operated business has allowed us to focus on the little things keeping the experience unique for everyone.

Starting with Robert and Liana in 1992, they pursued their dream of showing the world the amazing beauty of Wells Gray rivers. Robert and Liana have provided memories for thousands of people and have made a lasting impact on the rafting in British Columbia. Robert taught many courses of Rafting and Kayaking at the local College, and has created generations of raft guides.

For many years, Robert and Liana established the culture and reputation of excellence and safety, helping whitewater rafting become one of the most popular activities in Wells Gray Park. Because of this commitment, travelers from all over the world have been able to experience the thrill and awe of Canada’s pristine beauty first hand in a Provincial Park that is unique for its canyons and pristine waters. Their passion truly shows at every turn.

In 2018, Robert and Liana decided that they should start planning their retirement. They had no idea that they would find someone just as enthusiastic about the river as they were. In 2019 Riverside Adventures Ltd began a new chapter under Sam Charvet. Sam has shown a level of enthusiasm that is only equaled by his knowledge of the rafting industry. With the support of his lovely wife Alla and two little munchkins, Sam is sure to build upon the strong foundation of Riverside Adventures.

Sam has a high-energy, fun-loving demeanor that is absolutely contagious. Pushing his own limits is just a regular Tuesday afternoon. He has been around water his whole life. His first time rafting he was only 10 years old. When he graduated from high school and couldn’t think what to take in University, he went rafting. Sam has been a certified Raft Guide and White-Water Rescue Technician since 2006 and has been rafting ever since.

In 2009, Sam migrated from Ontario to British Columbia to go to school for Adventure Tourism. He had no idea the mountains and rivers of B.C. would create a perfect home. Sam has rafted rivers across Canada, the USA, and Mexico, and has the experience to recognize the white water in Wells Gray is truly world class. Sam takes great pride in providing top notch, one-of-a-kind trips that are sure to make it a memory you will never forget.

Sam says: “We are excited about your visit to Wells Gray Park for a unique B.C. river rafting adventure. We can customize your trip for any comfort level and ability, and can make accommodations to suit almost anyone. No matter what trip you choose with Riverside Adventures, safety and enjoyment of the river experience are our top priorities.”

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Our Goals

  • Industry leading safety
  • Most fun you can fit in a raft
  • Highest quality of guide training and equipment
  • Preservation of the beautiful British Columbia and Wells Gray Park ecosystems.

Our goals are to create an enjoyable experience while providing the highest level of safety. For over 25 years, Riverside Adventure has had a perfect safety record on the river. This starts with Guide Training. Our guides are hand picked and have the skills required of any top-level outfitter. We have regular skills training sessions, and all of our guides are certified in Swiftwater Rescue and Wilderness First aid. Good trips require good guides, and Riverside Adventures prides itself on having the great guides.

Providing the safest trips possible also requires the best gear possible. At Riverside Adventures we have great quality gear for keeping people of all shapes and sizes warm. Staying warm is a major part of staying safe and enjoying your trip more. Great gear is more than what you wear. We also have top rafts, paddles and safety equipment to make sure the trip runs as smoothly as possible.

As ambassadors of Wells Gray Provincial park and the British Columbia Provincial Park system, we at Riverside Adventures are committed to the preservation of the delicate ecosystems that encompass all of B.C. A large part of our commitment consists of a policy of Leave No Trace, which is a set of outdoor principals dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.

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